Am finally getting very excited because the planning is coming together nicely for our March 2012 visit. Thankyou to all the great advice received so far from the forums.
Having visited Oahu and Big Island earler this year, we have narrowed down accommodation there, but now I'm stuck about deciding on family accommodation in Maui.
So can I give you some info and any feedback /suggestions would be appreciated?
From what I've read we'd be better to stay south in March being drier? We understand its winter but hoping the sun might peep through from time to time.
We are 2 adults and 2 children, 5 night stay, budget $250 max a night inc taxes. Our preference would be beachfront or very close to (we will look at car rental). A pool onsite is preferable.
By beachfront, a swimmable beach would be nice. We're staying at HWV on Big Island (thankyou Hilton Hotels for inviting us back due to a previous disastrous stay in May 2011), so as the Hilton Waikoloa is more of an 'oceanfront' stay, an easy walk to the beach on Maui would be good. We're staying at the Banyan in Waikiki so again, its a bit of a walk to the beach so it would be nice to have part of our Hawaiian stay 'beachside'.
A self contained condo/unit would be good so we have room to 'swing a cat' and cook some meals. Not necessarily 5 star (I know our budget wont stretch to 5 star), but clean is a must. If our budget doesnt allow this self contained option, suggestions for hotels would be great.